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Dragon Boating with Seattle Club Sake

Dragon boating is a 2,100-year-old sport where a team of 20 people paddle in unison. Practices are invigorating and friendly while races are a two-minute adrenaline rush. It's a great way to meet new people and weekend festivals are a blast.

(Dragon Boat Racing)

Club Sake’s home is Leschi Marina on Lake Washington. The club has practices Monday through Thursday nights and Saturday mornings. Races are held at locations throughout the Northwest: the Williamette River during the Portland Rose Festival, Victoria's beautiful Inner Harbour, Vancouver's False Creek, Lake Union in Seattle and more.

(Early morning practice)

Club Sake paddler ages range from 13 to 70-something, teams include a group of women cancer survivors to the seriously fit and competitive. Find out more about Club Sake, and its seven teams, at

There are several ways you can try out the sport to decide if you like and may want to join Seattle Club Sake! Annual dues are only $90 for adults and $60 for seniors and full-time students. Club Sake also has a competitive youth team, ages 13-18 and highly encourages any youth to give this a try.

(Dragon Boat Racing)

Teams congregate in the grassy area south of BluWater Bistro by the water and do warm-ups before heading to the boats. Practices are roughly an hour and a half in duration. After practice many people enjoy going for coffee or dim sum on the weekends.

See Club Sake for more information.

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